Announcing: A Fiber Tour of My Home Town

Announcing: A Fiber Tour of My Home Town

So, I was reading the Twist Collective Blog and giggling away to myself at the notion of producing a fibre tour of my home (distinctly-not-a) town. Then I thought on it a bit and, you know, it’s really not such a nonsensical idea. After all, we have Orkney Angora, as featured by Ysolda in her Rose Red beret. And there’s the Spinning Group, always happy to welcome a fibre-loving holidaymaker into the fold and offer them cake and coffee on a Wednesday morning, and the Sanday Craft Club would welcome visitors too, I expect. Then there is Ayre’s Rock, partnering with The Sanday Spinners to offer beginners’ spinning courses. Of course, Maggie will probably be more than happy to welcome knitting customers at her tea rooms and restaurant at Backaskaill… and so on.

But the temptation to stick a pin in the map for every field with a sheep in it would be enormous – instead of “Heere Be Dragones”, our map might bear the legend Heere Be Hebrideans, or Heere Be Jacobs and Heere Be Gotlands… even Heere Be Alpaca and Heere Be Angora Goats 🙂

It may be a small island, but it seems that we have plenty to offer to the holiday-making fibre afficionado!

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Oh, deer

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